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Runner applauds fire tax lawsuit

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From page A3 | October 08, 2012 | 5 Comments

SACRAMENTO – George Runner today issued the following statement in response to a class action lawsuit filed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association:

“As one of California’s elected tax officials, it’s my responsibility to use my elected office to ensure that taxpayers are treated fairly.

“Accordingly, I commend the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association for bringing together Californians from every walk of life and region of our state to right the wrong that is the fire tax.

“The governor and Legislature’s willingness to impose such an unfair and regressive tax in direct violation of the Constitution should serve as a wake-up call for all freedom-loving Californians.

“I am pleased to lend my full support to this lawsuit, and I look forward to seeing it prevail.”

Elected in November 2010, George Runner represents more than nine million Californians as a member of the State Board of Equalization. To help inform California taxpayers, Runner has established a website, calfirefee.com, providing the latest fire tax news and information.

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  • cookie65October 08, 2012 - 4:00 am

    This tax is the result of citizens who are not only willing to sell their freedom for a handout, but also willing to sell everyone elses freedom for their handout. California is the modern example of everything the founding fathers warned us about. The democrat party should change its name. They are the opposite of democracy.

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  • cookie's crumbledOctober 08, 2012 - 6:09 am

    What kind of jibberish are you spewing cookie65?

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  • Jim RiordanOctober 08, 2012 - 10:33 am

    Good for you George. Keep up the good work. By the way, why not just call it like I see it. Throw away the "Equalization" and just call it the "State Board of Bullies over Unwilling Collectors".. As a business man, there is nothing "equal" about it. I have to collect their damn dollars, hold them in my bank, fill out their BS paperwork, and deliver "their" money to them. On time , or I get fined. What's in it for small business? Well, NOTHING . . .Not even good attitudes toward us, their forced labor. I thought indentured servitude went out with Lincoln . . . there is nothing EQUAL in that overbearing group of bullies at all. I say, how about we just give these jerks names of customers and how much they owe and let them collect it, or pay us businessmen a percentage for being their slaves!

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  • cookie65October 09, 2012 - 4:43 am

    Hey crumbled, the socialists who run our state have run out of other peoples money. So they have created an illegal tax (not passed by 2/3's vote) and called it a fee in order to collect more money from people who do not elect them. You be sure and let me know when the pass a $150 earthquake fee for the residence of southern California and the bay area.

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  • Ken SteersOctober 09, 2012 - 4:27 pm

    Cookie they don't need 2/3rds any longer. The Democrats instituted this tax as a punishment to the voters in areas that are predominantly Republican. That's why the rural folk are truly suffering from taxation with out representation. The Democrats in Sacramento have no fear of reprisal because their voting block wasn't touched. So now we look to the liberal packed judicial system for help? How's that worked out for us the past 30 years?

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